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Menachem Posner

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Rabbi Menachem Posner serves as staff editor at Chabad.org, the world’s largest Jewish informational website. He has been writing, researching, and editing for Chabad.org since 2006, when he received his rabbinic degree from Central Yeshiva Tomchei Temimin Lubavitch. He resides in Chicago, Ill., with his family
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A four-week tour of the Oral Law begins on Nov. 26
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With World War II and assimilation raging, Wellington ritual bath was a ‘matter of life and death’
With World War II and assimilation raging, Wellington ritual bath was a ‘matter of life and death’.
Celebrating 20 years of Chabad, where Judaism was decimated by Nazis and Communists
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Every week, for the 25 hours beginning just before sundown on Friday until after night has fallen on Saturday night, Jewish people celebrate Shabbat, a period of rest and spiritual rejuvenation.
Organization has enabled thousands born in Soviet Union to enter the Covenant of Abraham
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In this month, the inspiration of the previous month is extended into the long, cold winter ahead.
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